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For 13 years, this photographer has been building an incredible 3D digital model of Athens

Starting in 2007, photographer and visual effects artist Dimitris Tsalkanis has been building a digital 3D model of ancient Athens. The result is an immersive historical recreation where everyone online is invited. How did Tsalkanis handle this Herculean (rather, Heraklean) task? He learned as he went. From Sarah Rose Sharp's article about Ancient Athens 3D in Hyperallergic: “I had no previous experience on 3D and I started experimenting in my spare time,” said Tsalkanis in an email int...
Tags: Post, Video, Design, News, Greece, History, Architecture, Athens, Archaeology, 3D, Mark Dery, Hadrian, Sarah Rose Sharp, Dimitris Tsalkanis, Tsalkanis, Athens Tsalkanis

See A 3D Recreation Of Ancient Greece

Visitors to the site can browse reconstructions that date back as early as 1200 BCE, the Mycenaean period — or Bronze Age — through Classical Athens, featuring the rebuilds made necessary by the Greco-Persian War, and ages of occupation by Romans and Ottomans. Tsalkanis traces the evolution of sites like the Acropolis throughout the ages, the rise and fall of the city walls, the Agora, which served as center of city life, and various temples, libraries, and other fortifications. – Hyperall...
Tags: Art, Greece, Athens, Visual, Acropolis, 02.10.20

This luxuriously minimal wooden tree is designed to meet your cat and your needs!

Are you a cat person? Well, I am, and if you are a cat person or a cat owner like me, you know the amount of attention and care that goes into looking after them. They’re fussy and prissy, worthy of all the luxuries the world has to offer! But what about the pet-owners? While our cats hold the center of our attention, we don’t want to compromise the aesthetic value of our homes as well. To please our feline friends and their owners, product designer Yoh Komiyama collaborated with Tokyo-based Rin...
Tags: Japan, Design, Greece, Tokyo, Wood, Product Design, Rinn, Hida, Yoh Komiyama, Neko Cat Tree, Pet Product

Finally, A Place To Compost Your Body When You're Done With It

If I am to think of composting a human body (not something I typically dwell on), which this year became a legal burial practice in the state of Washington, I imagine a rural scene. A shrouded body in a forest, or in an untouched field perhaps, but always in an unpopulated landscape. A wilderness might be a comforting place to dissolve into the earth but such places are an increasingly rare luxury in our world. While the idea of human-composting in and of itself might evoke uneasiness, how could...
Tags: Europe, Design, Greece, Washington, US, Seattle, Sustainable Design, Olson Kundig, Recompose

‘Byzantine Pompeii’ Will Be Moved To Make Room For Thessaloniki’s Subway

In 2013, construction of the new metro system for Greece’s second city uncovered, in an unusually well-preserved state, the major commercial crossroads of the town during the Byzantine era. Ever since, arguments have raged over whether to remove the ancient structures and return them after construction is complete, relocate them entirely, try to build around and through them and incorporate them into a subway station, or (expensively) re-route the entire metro line. Last month, Greece’s Central...
Tags: Art, Greece, Pompeii, Visual, Central Archaeological Council, 01.06.20

Roman Statues Weren’t White; They Were Once Painted In Bright Colors: Vox Explores Why History Has Overlooked This

The idea of the classical period—the time of ancient Greece and Rome—as an elegantly unified collection of superior aesthetic and philosophical cultural traits has its own history, one that comes in large part from the era of the Neoclassical. The rediscovery of antiquity took some time to reach the pitch it would during the 18th century, when references to Greek and Latin rhetoric, architecture, and sculpture were inescapable. But from the Renaissance onward, the classical achieved the ...
Tags: Google, Art, Greece, College, History, Rome, University Of California Berkeley, Vox, Pompeii, Porter, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Prima Porta, James I Porter

It’s Pandemonium and Plague!

As I work on and think about Oedipus the King and my musical adaptation Bloody King Oedipus!, I continually come to new understanding of the original play and how it works. It's truly one of the richest pieces of theatre I've encountered, and it somehow feels surprisingly contemporary. I've been reading a really wonderful book called Searching for Oedipus: How I Found Meaning in an Ancient Master­piece, by Ken Glazer, which has given me some amazing insights into this material.I had the fun of ...
Tags: Greece, Parody, Washington, Theatre, Theater, Shakespeare, Glazer, Sophocles, Aristotle, Broadway Musicals, Trump, Delphi, Oedipus, Corinth, Hegel, Cassandra

3,500-Year-Old Royal Tombs Uncovered In Greece

“Among the findings inside the tombs were evidence of gold-lined floors, a golden seal ring and a gold pendant with the image of the ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor. The amulet suggests that Pylos” — which is mentioned in The Odyssey — “traded with Egypt during Greece’s Mycenaean civilization, which lasted roughly between 1650 and 1100 B.C. Homer’s epics are set in the latter stages of this period.” – NPR
Tags: Art, Greece, Egypt, Visual, Pylos, 12.17.19

Arguments For Returning The Parthenon Marbles To Greece Are Compelling

Maybe it’s true that if Lord Elgin had not taken the sculptures they would have been destroyed, by the Turks or the Venetians or the pollution in Athens. And it is true that, as stated in the Times article, the Parthenon sculptures are accessible, and free to six million visitors a year. But Athens gets visitors, too, and Greece is no longer under the Ottoman Empire—in 2021, it will celebrate two hundred years since the beginning of its war of independence—and it can take care of its he...
Tags: Art, Greece, Athens, Times, Visual, Lord Elgin, 11.22.19

How to Throw a Romantic Greek Dinner Party

The chef Mina Stone opened a casual Greek restaurant at MoMA PS1 in Queens last week and celebrated the occasion at an artist’s studio in Brooklyn.
Tags: Art, News, Greece, Queens, Stone, Mina, MoMA PS1, Cooking and Cookbooks, Brooklyn (NYC, Mina Stone, Greek Food (Cuisine, Romantic Greek Dinner Party

British Museum is world's largest receiver of stolen goods, says QC

Geoffrey Robertson says it should ‘wash its hands of blood and return Elgin’s loot’The British Museum has been accused of exhibiting “pilfered cultural property”, by a leading human rights lawyer who is calling for European and US institutions to return treasures taken from “subjugated peoples” by “conquerors or colonial masters”.Geoffrey Robertson QC said: “The trustees of the British Museum have become the world’s largest receivers of stolen property, and the great majority of their loot is no...
Tags: Art, Europe, Human Rights, Greece, Law, Africa, US, World news, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Colonialism, Parthenon marbles, British Museum

The Island of Paros, Greece’s Design Hotel: Parīlio

33 suites in classic Cycladic architecture set atop rolling grounds of rugged beauty From its open and airy entrance onward, the recently opened Parīlio hotel welcomes guests into tranquility. Within the oft overrun Greek islands, Parīlio’s serene home of Paros—historically acknowledged as one of the most beautiful—sustains its mission of peace and quiet. The Design Hotel comprises 33 suites and excels at the subtle gestures …
Tags: Travel, Design, Greece, Hotels, Restaurants, Architecture, Accommodation, Greek Islands, Dining, Paros, Decor, Design Hotels, Cycladic Architecture, Parīlio

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: THE LIGHTNING THIEF's Chris McCarrell & Kristin Stokes Get Cookin'

In this episode, Katie is joined in the kitchen by the stars of The Lightning Thief, Chris McCarrell and Kristin Stokes. Check out the recipe for Katie's Greece Lightning Blueberry Baklava Cups below [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Greece, Theatre, Katie, BroadwayWorld TV, Katie Lynch, Chris McCarrell, Kristin Stokes

All-Encompassing Island Villas From Kinglike Mykonos

Stunning, sophisticated villas on the Greek isle Mykonos is a destination unlike any other. Its Cycladic-style stone facades play host to many marvelous (and sometimes remote) accommodations, restaurants, beaches, clubs, bars and plenty more. While its cosmopolitan fervor can be charming for some, the beachside abodes and soft sand entices others. Recognizing the duality of the the island, Kinglike Mykonos affords guests the opportunity to …
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Design, Greece, Luxury, Vacations, Greek, Villas, Rentals, Mykonos, Accomodation, Kinglike Mykonos

Virtue Versus Utility: Do We Need To Change The Framework For How We Address Issues?

While virtue theory – the construction of a moral framework around the ideal of “the good life” and related character traits – dates back to Ancient Greece, it has been commonly associated with religion. And this helps to explains why it has fallen out of fashion since the Enlightenment.But are there signs of that movement being reversed? – Irish Times
Tags: Art, Greece, Ideas, 05.22.19

Solar-powered Ring House heals a scarred hilltop landscape in Greece

On the southern coast of Crete, Greek architectural firm decaARCHITECTURE has turned a commission for a modern residence into an opportunity for land preservation. Named the Ring House for its rounded shape, the house was created to follow the existing topography and looks like an extension of its hilltop location. The site had been scarred by environmentally insensitive infrastructural development but has now recovered its original morphology and has been replanted with native flora. Located...
Tags: Design, Greece, Architecture, Gallery, House, Solar Power, Crete, Carousel Showcase, Swimming Pool, Contemporary Architecture, Edible Garden, Native Plants, Open-plan, Agia Galini, Rooftop Solar Panels, Microclimate

Stunning Images Of The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World Restored In Their Prime

Budget Direct The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was a list of must-see sites for Ancient Greek tourists. Compiled by Antipater of Sidon, a poet in 2nd-century-BCE Greece, with later contributions by figures such as the mathematician Philon of Byzantium, the list remains an important piece of intangible heritage today. Even though most of the wonders have fallen into disrepair... Source
Tags: Design, Greece, Sidon, Philon, Antipater

This Sacred Greek Island Hasn’t Had New Art For 5,000 Years, But That’s About To Change

The Delos experiment: “In the absence of human contact – only guards and archaeologists have inhabited Delos in more recent times – the remains of a sanctuary and entire city have survived like nowhere else in Greece. It is in this unspoilt idyll that Greek authorities have undertaken an experiment as exciting as it is ambitious. At its centre is Sir Antony Gormley. The British sculptor has created 29 iron ‘bodyforms,’ several cast from his own body, that are to be the first artworks to be inst...
Tags: Art, Greece, Antony Gormley, Visual, Delos, 05.04.19

Antony Gormley is the new kid on the block in ancient Greece

The British sculptor has, controversially, been commissioned to create works for the island of Delos, a sacred classical siteIn all seasons the elements rage on Delos. In winter, salt winds pound its granite rocks; in summer the sun beats so heavily that the tiny outcrop, treeless and bare, almost vanishes in a haze of heat.But it was here, on the ancient Greek world’s most sacred isle, that Apollo, the god of light and his twin sister Artemis, the moon goddess, were born. And it was here in the...
Tags: Art, Europe, Greece, World news, Art and design, Sculpture, Antony Gormley, Delos, Aegean

Adiff Makes Impactful Garments from Remnants of Crisis

We speak with Angela Luna about creating opportunities from disaster Minutes away from Eftalou Beach on the Greek island of Lesvos, hundreds of thousands of life vests and tents lie in the crook of an ancient hill. A dumping-ground for the survival gear that sustained refugees through their arduous journeys from Syria, Afghanistan and nations in between, the “Lifejacket Graveyard” is an unintended memorial to …
Tags: Politics, Design, Style, Greece, Interviews, Clothing, Apparel, Sustainable, Lesvos, Upcycling, Syria Afghanistan, CFDA, Social Awareness, ADIFF, Angela Luna, Eftalou Beach

A Virtual Time-Lapse Recreation of the Building of Notre Dame (1160)

Hundreds of gothic cathedrals dotted all over Europe have faced decimation and destruction, whether through sackings, revolutions, natural decay, or bombing raids. But since World War II, at least, the most extraordinary examples that remain have seen restoration and constant upkeep, and none of them is as well-known and as culturally and architecturally significant as Paris’s Notre Dame. One cannot imagine the city without it, which made the scenes of Parisians watching the cathedral bu...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Post, Greece, Washington Post, College, France, Architecture, Current Affairs, Paris, Notre Dame, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Victor Hugo, Durham NC Follow

Animal Symbolism in Logo Design, Graphic Design & Branding

A company’s logo can be as synonymous with their brand as the product that they offer consumers. Some of the best logos not only stick in your head because they are so iconic, but because the imagery that is used can convey emotions that can build a relationship, before a consumer even purchases a product. For many companies throughout history, this brand awareness is curated using animal symbolism in their logo. Depending on the type of animal chosen, a brand is strong, fast, luxurious, caring,...
Tags: Design, Greece, China, Animals, Earth, Egypt, Artemis, Branding, Logo Design, Adam, Roy Smith Sergey Kovalenko Sava Stoic Wolf, Bryan Downey

Think Western Music Theory Was Invented In Ancient Greece? Nope

In fact, a set of scholars now believe, the Greeks based their music on scales and instruments like the lyre that had been developed more than 1,000 years earlier in Babylonia, from which come the oldest evidence of a heptatonic scale and the oldest pieces of music we have. Olivia Giovetti does a deep dive (with particular reference to opera). – Van
Tags: Art, Music, Greece, Babylonia, 04.04.19, Olivia Giovetti

Neuroscience Explores How Our Brains Link Movement And Motion

The tendency to supplement communication with motion is universal, though the nuances of delivery vary slightly. In Papua New Guinea, for instance, people point with their noses and heads, while in Laos they sometimes use their lips. In Ghana, left-handed pointing can be taboo, while in Greece or Turkey forming a ring with your index finger and thumb to indicate everything is A-OK could get you in trouble. – Quanta Magazine
Tags: Art, Greece, Turkey, Dance, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Ghana, 03.25.19

Karim Rashid Designs a Single-Serving Wine Bottle for Usual Wines

From ancient Egypt to Greece and China, civilizations have produced their own wines with local ingredients fir generations. Back then, clay vessels and oak barrels were the best ways to transport the precious liquid. Today, we've turned to our standard glass wine bottles to transport (and more importantly protect) the 'nectar of the gods.' Our wine glass has even gotten bigger as our appetites for wine have increased, but let's be honest with ourselves: how many bottles of opened, unfinished win...
Tags: Food, Design, Greece, China, Egypt, Object Culture, Karim Rashid

Climate change is wreaking havoc on Italy's olive harvests

Italy is facing a major climate change crisis as the country’s olive harvests continue to decline. Italy’s olive industry has witnessed a 57 percent decrease in olive production, and according to a leading climate scientist, extreme weather is at the forefront of the crop shortage. Olive tree farms across Italy have been devastated by weather-related events this past year, including heavy rainfalls, unpredictable frosts, droughts and powerful winds. All of these weather patterns coincide with w...
Tags: Design, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Mediterranean, United Nation, Valentini, Riccardo Valentini

Let’s Just Split The Elgin Marbles Between Britain And Greece

Half and half. Equal. “Of course, there would be disputes about who gets what. But those aren’t disputes that can’t be resolved. The marbles don’t consist of one major piece and a lot of minor pieces. There are almost only major pieces. This is a unique situation – and an opportunity – since in many restitution cases sharing doesn’t work.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Greece, Visual, 02.15.19, Elgin Marbles Between Britain

Hovering Over the Aegean: Patio House in Karpathos, Greece

Discretely perched on a jagged hillside that dramatically plunges into the sea on the southeast coast of Karpathos island in Greece, ‘Patio House’ is a stunning summer house by Stockholm-based OOAK architects built as a sanctuary for a Paris-based, French-Swedish windsurfing couple.
Tags: Art, Greece, Paris, Stockholm, Aegean, Karpathos, Patio House, OOAK, Karpathos Greece

Word of Mouth: Athens Culture + Shopping

Vintage clothing, records, art and more in our guide to adventures in the Greek city The references to Greek heritage in the Western world are endless. But zooming in on Athens culture reveals a diverse and talented group of artists, designers, shop owners and gallerists. Enlisting the help of CH friends Kiya and Demitra Babzani (experts of the area and the owners Self Edge), we have …
Tags: Travel, Design, Greece, Shopping, Museums, Athens, Retail, Shops, Galleries, Kiya, Self Edge, Demitra Babzani

The Powerful Role Of Gossip In Ancient Greece

While Aristotle suggests that gossiping was frequently a trivial, enjoyable pastime, he also makes clear that gossiping could have malicious intent when spoken by someone who has been wronged. This evaluation of words as weapons in the hands of the wronged is particularly pertinent when thinking about how the Athenians made use of gossip in the law courts in Athens, because Ancient court cases were based heavily on character evaluation of those involved in the case rather than on hard evidence...
Tags: Art, Greece, Ideas, Athens, Aristotle, 01.31.19

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